Key Stage 5

The curriculum at Key Stage 5 allows students to specialise in subjects increasingly focused on their future aspirations. We offer a wide range of AS, A2 and BTEC Level 3 courses in our successful, inclusive Sixth Form.

The main programmes of study on offer in the Sixth Form are A Levels, Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to A Level) and Level 2 BTEC (equivalent to GCSE) courses, with each student following the pathway most appropriate for them. Most students will study three subjects in Year 12 and 13, alongside five hours per week of supervised silent study with one hour of PSHE. In addition to this, students who do not achieve a Grade 4 in either their English or Maths GCSE (or both) must re-sit the subject in Sixth Form. Currently, depending on demand.

We aim for our Post 16 curriculum provision to be both aspirational and inclusive. By sharing facilities and staff across Hampton College and Hampton Gardens School we are developing a wide range of courses, appropriate to our students’ needs and interests. Joint working also ensures that we can balance economic viability with our desire to offer a wide breadth of subjects.

The curriculum is planned to ensure that every Sixth Form student has access to a flexible and personalised package of courses, support and experiences, designed to meet their individual needs and aspirations. In order to achieve this, the joint Sixth Form at Hampton Academies Trust provides A-Level, Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to A-Level) and Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) qualifications, with each student following the pathway most appropriate for them. The courses we currently offer are list below and are at A level unless indicated otherwise.

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies (A-Level and Level 3 BTEC, Level 2 course in Finance)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology: Product Design/Textiles/Food Technology
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Language/Literature
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health and Social Care (Level 3 BTEC, Level 2 BTEC)
  • History
  • IT (Level 3 BTEC, Level 2 BTEC)
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • RE
  • Sociology
  • Science (Level 3 BTEC)

Students choose a bespoke combination of subjects, but which generally fit within one of four pathways:

  • A level pathway
  • Combined A level/ BTEC pathway
  • BTEC level 3 pathway
  • BTEC level 2 pathway

Alongside academic success, the Sixth Form provides a range of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities for students and offers a comprehensive support package to aid students progress to their Post 18 destination. Most of our students take up student leadership roles and positions of responsibility within the school and the local community, ensuring that they leave Hampton Academies Trust as well rounded young people, well prepared for their journey into adulthood.